A new field course on “Oceanography & Applied Marine Conservation” has started these days in Archipelagos’ research base in Samos island. It is a taught module course for final year marine biology students of the Essex University, UK, which from this year will be taught annually in Archipelagos’ research bases in the Aegean: in Samos,
Norwegian Maritime Museum presents awareness raising material designed by Archipelagos Institute on the breakdown of plastics in the seas, as part of the exhibition “Hope for the Ocean”. This exhibition aims to raise public awareness on the problem of plastic pollution in the seas, a problem to which we all contribute! It is a fact

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Did you observe Jellyfish Blooms in the Mediterranean? Report it at [email protected] Archipelagos is a partner of Ciesm – The Mediterranean Science Commission JELLYWATCH program, which for the first time gathers baseline data on the frequency and extent of jellyfish outbreaks across the Mediterranean Sea. The participation in this program enables an unbiased assessment of
An unacceptable and dangerous article and photographs about the monk seal which the inhabitants of Samos call Argiro was released yesterday. The report presented photographs of people playing with the seal, something that is not only illegal, but also dangerous. What is not mentioned in the publication is that many people who wanted to do
The International School of Dusseldorf, Germany, with students coming from all over the world, is one of the 22 schools which is currently part of a study abroad programme in Lipsi island. This dynamic educational action of Archipelagos Institute of Marine Conservation and Operation Wallacea, offers the students applied training in a large number of
The first of a series of field courses of applied environmental conservation was completed in the island complex of Lipsi, in cooperation with Operation Wallacea. This first round of lessons was attended by The Doon School from India and Navarre School from Florida, USA. The students made a very long trip to reach the Aegean
Over 500 young scientists and students from 22 countries will visit the islands of the eastern Aegean this summer and autumn. They will arrive to the research bases of Archipelagos Institute of Marine Conservation in order to study the rare wildlife of the Aegean islands and contribute to the efforts for its protection. With the
Archipelagos’ diving centre, certified by PADI, offers training on scientific diving to hundreds of students, young scientists but also dive trainers from all over the world. This training focuses on the identification and recording of the species, as well as on the training of the various techniques for recording biodiversity. Diving with knowledge and respect
Another loggerhead turtle was collected this week by Archipelagos’ researchers. When she was located she was trapped among thousands of small and large fragments of plastic debris. She seemed very weak, having looked like she hadn’t eaten for an extended period of time. The team even had to remove pieces of plastic from her mouth.
Last Sunday, the 8th of May the fourth cleaning effort of inaccessible beaches on the eastern side of Samos took place. This effort, led by the Samos Divers, was supported by a number of citizens forming the large network of volunteers on the island. Archipelagos volunteers and researchers were once again involved in this action.